Yingying Li
Yingying Li
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, starting Fall 2023

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  • Ph.D. in Applied Math, Harvard University
  • Master in Applied Math, Harvard University
  • Bachelor's degree in Applied Math, University of Science and Technology of China

Academic Positions

  • Assistant professor in the department of ISE
  • Assistant professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory (CSL)
  • Affiliate professor in the department of ECE

Graduate Research Opportunities

I am actively looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students and Postdocs with a strong background in mathematics and interests in applications of robotics and smart grids. Students with a strong background in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and/or operation research are especially welcome to apply. Please feel free to apply to either the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and mention my name in your application if you are interested in joining our group!

This year, I am also actively looking for multiple undergraduate and master students and one Ph.D. student with a strong background in robotics. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.

Research Interests

  • Intersection of control theory, learning theory, and optimization theory
  • Applications in robotics, smart grids, and smart cities
  • Learning-enabled control
  • Online learning, reinforcement learning
  • Multi-agent/network decision making

Recent Courses Taught

  • IE 598 DPR - Dynamic Prog & Reinforce Learn
  • SE 320 - Control Systems

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